Having released his debut solo album Shelter exclusively via Pledgemusic in August, former Augustines frontman, singer-songwriter William McCarthy has now made the album available via iTunes and Google Play. McCarthy has recently finished second solo tour, titled Music For The People, during which her performed some of the new material live.
Apart from Time Ain’t By My Side, the record consists exclusively of cover versions of songs that have inspired the former Augustines singer particularly in the aftermath of the band quitting just over a year ago.
McCarthy comments on Shelter:
My goal with Shelter was to cover material that touched my heart no matter who wrote it, to do it for me and for nobody else. With no label, no manager, no press, no hoopla. Just for me this time. I wanted to explore a Pela song, an Augustines song and a William McCarthy song, and for once in my life share with the world the writers I privately admire. It’s not been the easiest year. But the opening track (Still I Rise) embodies all the spirit and the highs and lows of what it is to be a creator.
Read the full statement here.
William McCarthy – Time Ain’t Always By My Side
The album has been produced by long-term friend and ex-bandmate Eric Sanderson and features appearances by Augustines drummer Rob Allen, and long-term collaborator Yannis Panos.
McCarthy also invites his fans to support his future projects – a podcast titled “Onward with William McCarthy”, new music and a book – via the crowdfunding website patreon.